Twitter Rolls Out Its Tweetstorm Feature Called 'Threads'

Posted December 13, 2017

According to a Twitter spokesperson, the limit on the number of tweets you can add via the + button before you publish is 25. This method was invented by users as a way to link all the tweets within a topic together and make it easy to read them all in one place. You can download Twitter from the App Store for free. Keep in mind that the 280-character limit still applies to each line of tweet as per usual, and you can add more lines of tweets by tapping on the "Add another tweet" button as well as insert any media to each line in the thread. There's now a new plus ("+") button in the composer screen where you can type out your series of tweets. For those reading tweets, there's a new "Show this thread" label. Twitter users have come up with their own creative ways to create their own "tweetstorms", but soon it should be much easier. The company confirmed last month it was testing the feature - which it's now calling "threads" - across its iOS and Android apps. Now it has added a previously dubbed "tweetstorm" feature, which is officially called Threads.

To create a thread, users will simply have to type up their initial Tweet, and instead of hitting send, a plus sign will be made available.

The move follows a November test of the feature, which lets users to compose and edit several tweets at a time before posting them sequentially in a thread.

"A few weeks ago, we expanded our character count to make it easier for people to fit what they're thinking into a tweet", Twitter wrote in a blog post.

Twitter is also tweaking how threads are shown in people's feeds. When you're finished with one tweet, you just tap in the space below to continue your thread. "That's where this update to threads comes in".

For instance, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in October used an eight-tweet thread to describe how the company will more aggressively enforce its rules about unwanted sexual advances, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorify violence.